EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oliers have made a minor trade with the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.
The Oilers acquired centre Colin Fraser to the Edmonton Oilers for a sixth-round draft pick.
The 25-year-old Fraser had 36 points (13 goals, 23 assists) and 108 penalty minutes in 157 regular-season games with the Blackhawks over the past four years. He had seven goals and 19 points this past season.
The move on Thursday comes a day after the Blackhawks sent playoff star Dustin Byfuglien, defenceman Brent Sopel and forward Ben Eager to Atlanta.
In exchange, Chicago got first- and second-round picks in this week’s NHL draft as well as forwards Marty Reasoner, Joey Crabb and Jeremy Morin from the Thrashers.
By acquiring the 151st pick from the Oilers, the Blackhawks now have 11 selections in the draft—five in the first two rounds (24, 30, 43, 54 and 60).